08.26.18

Happy Full Moon in Pisces, friends! And a belated welcome to Virgo season!

Scientifically, the Full Moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully luminaries from Earth’s perspective. This is when Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon.

Astrologically, the Full Moon happens when the Moon moves into the sign opposite to the sign that the Sun is in. Just like their positions are across from each other on the zodiac, so they represent in life. While not necessarily combative in nature, they often pull in different directions which also have the potential of being harmonious. Here’s what I mean: I found this super enlightening post from The Firebrand Witch on Instagram detailing the axes between opposing signs.

These oppositions are not only relevant as they relate to Sun/Moon, they can also tug at each other in the positioning of other planets and related to the properties of those planets.

Astrologers often consider three pieces of information when assessing a person’s chart from a super high level: the position of the Sun at their time of birth, the position of the Moon and their time of birth and their Rising Sign (sometimes called the Ascendant) or the sign that rising on the horizon at the time of birth. You’ll hear people who are familiar with astrology rattle these facts off with ease. “Capricorn Sun, Cancer Moon, Libra rising.” That’s me. And if you do the quick math, you’ll realize that I was born on a Full Moon. It wasn’t any old Full Moon, though, it was when the Moon was full in the sign that rules it – Cancer. I believe this helps explain my lifelong attraction to the Moon. No matter it’s phase, I feel drawn to it. I connect with it. It grounds me. It is home.

This morning, the Full Moon happened at 4:56, but don’t think that if you don’t honour its meaning at the exact time you’ve missed it. The essence of the Full Moon is often felt in the days leading up to and following the event.

How do you honour a Full Moon? My suggestion is to start with any way you can think of. Use prayer, meditations, intention setting, crystals. Use whatever you prefer.

As you can see in this image, the Full Moon is a time to “harvest the intentions and wishes of past moons.” Often people will talk about it being a time of release or letting go. Put simply, set intentions with the New Moon, let them go/be with the Full Moon.

If you’re really stuck on where to start, here are a few suggestions:

And if you want to know more about your own chart, Stephanie Gailing is my astrologer and I am so happy I found her. Here are her thoughts about today’s Pisces Full Moon. If a full session isn’t something you’re ready for, there are plenty of places to calculate your rising sign online. You’ll just need to know your date, time and place of birth.

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